Wonderful Pistachios Recall, Risk of Salmonella

Wonderful Pistachios Recall, Risk of Salmonella

Mar 10, 2016

Washington State Department of Health News Release
For immediate release:  March 10, 2016                 (16-022)
Contact:  Dave Johnson, Strategic Communications Office               360.236.4072 / 360.545.2944

Wonderful Pistachios Orders Recall Due to Risk of Salmonella Contamination


OLYMPIA -- Wonderful Pistachios announced yesterday the recall of a limited number of flavors and sizes of in-shell and shelled pistachios here in Washington because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. 

Nine states reported having 11 people infected with Salmonella. Two of the 11 people are from Washington. 

The pistachios were sold under the brand names Wonderful, Paramount Farms, and Trader Joe's, and can be identified by a lot code number on the lower back or bottom panel of the package. 

A table of recalled products is available on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s Recall & Advice to Consumers and Retailers web page. 

“Salmonella is very serious, and it is important that people take the proper steps to reduce their risk of infection,” said State Epidemiologist Dr. Scott Lindquist. 

It is recommended that consumers do not eat and retailers do not sell recalled pistachios produced by Wonderful Pistachios. 

 Contact your health care provider if you think you may have become ill from eating this product. More information about Salmonella can be found on the DOH’s Salmonella web page. The DOH’s website is your source for a healthy dose of information. Also, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.